PROJECT MANAGER

Organization: Kaas Wilson Architects
Location: Bloomington, Minnesota

Job Description:

At Kaas Wilson Architects, we roll up our sleeves and get stuff done. We are a group of 60+ down-to-earth, passionate professionals who strive to better our communities, one building at a time. We work on affordable housing, senior living, renovation and historic preservation. We do it because we see the impact it makes; and we’ve been rewarded for our efforts with many awards.

We believe in collaboration and teamwork. We respect our differences and park our egos at the door. We embrace hard work because we believe in the communities we’re serving. We are invested in each other’s success. Join us and be part of something bigger than yourself.

Employees receive strong benefit packages with merit-based bonuses, a 401(k) contribution, professional development funds, and health insurance covered at 100% for the employee (plus, lots and lots of coffee when we’re at the office). We work hard, but maintain a flexible schedule, and try not to take ourselves too seriously. We believe our work will be better when there is more diversity in our workforce; that our differences strengthen us. Thus, we strongly encourage applications from those who are members of marginalized communities.

We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate would be described as creative, detail-oriented, professional, self-motivated, personable, articulate, and collaborative.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage multiple projects through all phases of design
  • Collaborate with principal in charge to maximize staffing efficiency within office priorities
  • Estimate fees and document scope of work, prepares proposals and contracts
  • Manage project priorities to meet project milestones and maximize staff utilization
  • Serve as primary client liaison, prepare client presentations, and record decisions made
  • Coordinate and manage project budgets, schedule, program, and scope of work to the client’s satisfaction
  • Coordinate effectively with and manage all consultants
  • Ensure projects are billed at regular intervals
  • Work actively with leadership to pursue new projects
  • Schedule quality control reviews and coordinate all project documentation
  • Mentor intermediate and junior project team members

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of professional experience in an architectural firm
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BDA, or BS) in Architecture , B.Arch, or M.Arch completed
  • Licensure (or working toward licensure) required
  • Proficiency in Revit and some knowledge of SketchUp and other modeling software programs
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite applications, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas
  • Excellent communication, documentation, and collaboration skills
  • Excellent team management skills
  • Experience with affordable housing financing requirements and processes
  • Experience with housing specific sustainable design initiatives (Green Communities, Energy Star, PHIUS, etc.)
  • Experience with existing building assessments and renovation
  • Experience in wood and steel frame construction techniques
  • Multi-family housing experience strongly preferred
  • Some local and regional travel may be required

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Merit-based bonuses
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance paid at 100% for employee; dental, vision, and other insurance available
  • Professional Development funds for continuing education and professional memberships
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Casual work environment

Contact:

Submit PDFs of cover letter, resume, and portfolio (maximum size 5 MB) to:

Nicole Finsaas-Pike at recruiting@kaaswilson.com